Damaged 4in gun on HMS Laertes
Here we see the damage caused to one of the 4in guns on the Laforey class destroyer HMS Laertes by a pre-mature shell explosion at the battle of Heligoland Bight (28 August 1914) . The damage shows some of the internal structure of the barrel, with several layers of construction.
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Rickard, J (22 June 2019), Damaged 4in gun on HMS Laertes, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_laertes_damaged_4in_gun.html